Federal Judge Renato Borelli issued a decision Monday to wear a Bolsonaro mask while roaming publicly in Brasilia. Failure to do so by a judge’s order could result in a fine of 6 386 per day.
This decision extends to all government employees in the Federal District of the capital, Brasilia.
Bolsonaro’s office, which reached out to comment on Tuesday, referred CNN to the attorney general, who replied that his office was “studying all possible measures to reverse the ban.”
But Bolsonaro has appeared publicly at several events without wearing a mask, including at rallies with supporters.
So far, more than 1.1 million cases and more than 51,000 deaths have been confirmed by Brazilian health authorities, and have shown no signs of slowing the crisis.